Neil Peart's teenage daughter died in a car crash. His wife of over 20 years died of cancer less than a year later, devastated.
Even if you are part of one of the greatest machines in the world, you still have your tragedies. Neil deals with his by carrying a touring motorbike on their tour bus and going out and meeting real people. He despises all the road crew who just 'want to be his new best friend'. Make your own mind up about that.
Check out Dinner with Rush though:
Alex Lifeson is hilarious.
They don't dwell on the past, they take the piss out of each other.